Are you teaching or supporting students with special educational needs (SEN) who are struggling with social rules and conventions? This book introduces you to the concept of social stories which are a positive and practical way to help children with these difficulties.
The new edition of this book has over 90 examples of social stories, including over 30 new stories and also contains a new section on: Why social stories are important; How to use them in your setting; How to write your own social stories
Suitable for use with children of any age, the book includes examples for those children with language delays, communication difficulties, difficult behavior, antisocial behavior, as well as those with autism.
Broken down into eight sections it is easy to find an example suitable for the situation you are facing so you can work together with the child to create their personal story.
A great book for any setting, the stories are practical and achievable, the language is down to earth and believable, and the subjects include those that we are often embarrassed to deal with. A must-have for the SEN practitioner.
Story 63: When We Line Up at Lunch-Time
When it is lunch-time we all go to the hall.
We make a line and wait.
Because there are lots of hungry children we cannot all get our food at the same time.
We stand in line and talk quietly.
We do not muck about or touch each other.
This makes it easier for the grown-ups to look after us.
Our line moves along until it is our turn to go in.
Then we go in and eat our lunch.
I will try to stand quietly in the line.
I will try not to touch the other children.
Then we will all feel safe.
My teacher will be pleased with me.